Otago's dry conditions are being monitored closely by
government and support agencies as the prospect of drought
A ''stark'' contrast of temperatures in Middlemarch has
highlighted two halves of December, Niwa says.
The Otago Regional Council is on the brink of restricting
irrigators, with officials saying little significant rain is
likely in coming weeks and river levels are low.
On a rough day the view out of the Faris' crib-cum-boathouse
window can resemble a David Attenborough documentary as blue
penguins are knocked over by waves and washed back out into
Penny Skinley (4), of Dunedin, makes the most of a sunny day
at the St Clair Salt Water Pool recently.
Boxing Day sales or the great sunny outdoors - it was a
dilemma many faced yesterday.
Ventnor St in Mornington, Dunedin, was cordoned off by armed
police last night after a man shut himself in his home
allegedly with a weapon.
A Dunedin family and three relatives escaped their burning
Flagstaff-Whare Flat Rd home on Christmas morning thanks to
their two dogs.
The Fire Service has warned one small spark could start a
serious wildfire, as much of Otago is at risk of fire.
A Dunedin family home is uninhabitable after fire destroyed
much of it this morning.
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